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How do I set permissions for an account-level role?

After you have created an account-level role, you can review the default permissions set by each account-level role. Permissions grant or deny access to specific features within an account and course and are applied to any user granted a specific account-level role. Learn how to add an administrative user to an account.

Depending on the role, you may want to override the defaults to create custom permissions.

To learn more about account permissions, view the Account Permissions PDF.

Open Account

Access Account

In Global Navigation, click the Admin link [1], then click the name of the account [2].

Open Permissions

Click Permissions Link

In Account Navigation, click the Permissions link.

Open Account Roles

Click Account Roles Tab

Click the Account Roles tab.

Set Permissions

Set Permissions

To override any permissions, locate the name of the permission. In the column with the appropriate account-level role, click the opaque enable (green check mark) or disable (red X) button [1]. In the permission menu [2], choose the new permission by clicking one of the permission options: enable, enable and lock, disable, disable and lock, and use default.

Locked options keep the setting from being changed by subaccount admins in a lower account.

Once you override a permission, the button icon will no longer be opaque.

Note: If a permission icon does not display as a button, you cannot change the permission [3].